Georgia Football: Top 3 recruiting targets for Bulldogs in 2022

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Walter Nolen runs through a drill with his team on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, during a practice at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School in Cordova. Syndication: The Greenville News /

1. Walter Nolen

At 6’4 and 300 lbs., Walter Nolen is the No. 2 ranked prospect in the class of 2022 for a reason. Gabe Brooks, a recruiting analyst with 24/7 Sports, had this to say about Nolen:

"“Stoutly assembled defensive lineman with college-ready size. Owns the requisite height and possesses verified length to foster more bulk addition if desired. Powerful build manifests in point-of-attack disruption. Flashes consistent suddenness at the snap and closes fast in pursuit. Shows outstanding lateral range relative to size. Punchy and physical. Motor runs hot. Strong enough to make plays through blocks.”"

Georgia is set to lose four players on the defensive line after 2021, so Nolen would have an opportunity to start as a true freshman.

With Kirby Smart’s track record of coaching great defensive players, the appeal to start for one of the best teams in the SEC might be enticing for the Tennessee native.

Right now, Florida, Michigan, and Alabama are the frontrunners to land Nolen, but Georgia football does seem to be gaining some ground.

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Knowing how great of recruiters Kirby Smart and his staff are, the Dawgs will not go away quietly in their recruitment of a  generational defensive player like Nolen.